The Lion King review deepfake copycat ain’t so grrreat

Disneys reboot of its much-loved 1994 living is a plausibly real retelling of the story of prince Simba and his struggle against wicked uncle Scar After 25 times, during which it gained classic status as the last Disney picture in…

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David Lynch: Its important to go out and feel the so-called reality

The cult director of Blue Velvet is soon to bring his inventive vision to Manchester international fair. But how does he get his ideas? David Lynch is best known for his strange, juggling, often nightmarish work for cinema and television-…

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Teen wrestlers, sci-fi road trips and lesbian vampires: the brave new world of trans film

San Franciscos Frameline4 3 festival spotlights the evolution of trans lives onscreen from bigotry to complex reality Things are tense. The 18 -year-old who left home to find herself in the big city has just had her firstly lesbian encounter…

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The Black Godfather: the untold story of the man holding up Hollywood

In a new Netflix documentary, the incredible narration of music administration Clarence Avant is told by parties “hes working with”, from Barack Obama to Snoop Dogg Surrounded by nighttime timber, seated in a cushy chair, his digits steepled and his…

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Richard Linklater: how we made Dazed and Confused

When the studio intelligence realised I was targeting, he speculated, Oh no, its going to be one of those arty, jerk-offski movies. I still have PTSD thinking about it Richard Linklater, director I remembered the 1970 s sucked. ZZ Top….

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Taron Egerton speaks out against Rocketman scene cuts in Russia

Actor who stellars in Elton John biopic says he is crestfallen at removal of gay scenes Taron Egerton, the whiz of the Elton John biopic, Rocketman, has said he is horrified that homosexual vistums ought to have trimmed from the…

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‘It’s ghost slavery’: the troubling world of pop holograms

Dead stars from Whitney Houston to Maria Callas are going on tour again. As Miley Cyrus explores the questions in a new Black Mirror, we uncover the greatest name crisis in music today In the star-making Disney Channel switcheroo Hannah…

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Moby cancels book tour after Natalie Portman denies that they dated

Musician apologises to Portman and his devotees for impertinent attitude and cocky posts Moby has cancelled all of his upcoming public illusions after he was criticised for claiming to have dated Natalie Portman, which she denied. A book tour by…

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Cannes 2019 week one roundup: zombies, babies and a sleeping Bill Murray

Jim Jarmusch hugs the undead and Ken Loach sustains his occupation resurrection It’s the opening day of the 72 nd Cannes film festival and all is calm on the prom. The sky is a warm blue-blooded, the high seas is…

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Sterile or stirring? Britain’s love-hate relationship with new towns

Paternalistic social engineering or make-Britain-great-again utopianism? A new archive film collection takes a look at the UKs contentious postwar towns ” People sometimes say to me,’ You must get a terrific kick out of having been responsible for a huge…

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